DITCH THE OLD-SCHOOL ALARM CLOCK
This isn’t so much a suggestion to buy, or acquire, some new tech tool: it’s a suggestion to throw out one you may already have. In this archived Boing Boing post, our guest-blogger Andrea James explains why she ditched alarms in 2003, and never looked back. And not just clocks: we’re talking watch or phone alarms, too. I follow the guidelines in her post as much as possible now, and have found improved quality of sleep (and in turn, improved quality of life).
GET A DECENT BED
As Bruce Sterling notes in his final Viridian Note, you really can’t invest money any more wisely than in a good mattress and bed. You’re going to spend a third of your life here. Make it count. I bought a high-end mattress with a layer of memory foam on the top several years ago, and it has served me well. One of the smartest splurges I ever indulged in.
What’s your best tip for restful slumber?